Tango La Boca!

Trip Start Nov 13, 2006
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Trip End May 23, 2007


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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Here we are in "La Boca" a vivid, working-class area situated along the old port and at the mouth of the Rio Riachuelo, built by Italian immigrants from Genoa. Its main attraction is colourful Caminito, a short pedestrian walk lined with corrugated-metal buildings.  Local tango dancers keep the tourist busy at the restaurants watching them dance to the music of the tango!

Tango music was born in the suburbs, notably in the brothels of the Junín y Lavalle district and in the arrabales (poorer suburbs). Its sensual dance moves were not seen as respectable until adopted by the Parisian high society in the 1920s, and then all over the world.
 
We could not help it-jump up and dance (are we hot or what).
 
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52892
52892 on

Need advice
Hey :)

i read ur comment about La Boca.
I'm thinking about going to BA and i've found one site that i really liked, it offers apartments in BA and La Boca amazed me with its colours and amount of live that looks back from the pictures.
I wanted to ask if the price is acceptable :)
here is the link to the apt: http://www.eplap.com/Service/367657317/3801445.service.aspx?RecID=11464737126

I would really appreciate if you could give me ur advice :)

Thanks a lot!!!
K

goodrichodyssey
goodrichodyssey on

Re: Need advice
The price looks a little high to me. We had a hotel room in downtown for $60 a night. Also, we were told the La Boca is a daytime location for tourist. We read in 'Lonely Planet' that you should not go there during the evenings. As we left at 6:00pm the streets begining to empty out.

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